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by SJCguy
Sun Jun 29, 2003 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somthing About Older Planes, Inside And Out...
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

Somthing About Older Planes, Inside And Out...

From my standpoint, flying in a new plane, i.e. 777 as opposed to a DC10 isn't the same. It's strange...the older planes have this smell and feel to them. I'm bring this up because I flew in a 777 for the first time a couple weeks ago, by way of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acrony...

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by SJCguy
Sun Jun 29, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Old Is Too Old?
Replies: 10
Views: 4453

RE: How Old Is Too Old?

If I'm not mistaken, also, some of NW's DC10's were produced in the mid 80's?

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Excerpt From A UA Timetable...
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

An Excerpt From A UA Timetable...

I just had to share this with you guys. Boy, have times changed. This table is dated September 9, 1982, I picked it up at the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> show the other day: "On United, you can fly First Class, Coach, or-on certain routes...

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

RE: Airline Memories

I'm sorry you had those memories to take with you. It saddens me to hear fellow airline employee's disheartment towards the personell at their airline. Honestly, you were working for the wrong company if you want a family atmosphere. I've been at <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> for almost ...

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Obsession
Replies: 36
Views: 8208

RE: Plane Crash Obsession

Everytime I hear a plane has crashed, I get chills. I guess I just can't imagine being in one. Watching the second aircraft hit the Trade Center on 9'11 on live tv, I guess, was the straw that broke the camel's back. I haven't seen that footage since the week it happened, it makes me sick. I have so...

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Expansion At BWI
Replies: 9
Views: 4057

RE: WN Expansion At BWI

Actually, demand accross the board is growing as far as cheap transcon. flights. I'm not sure about our expansion in <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, but I do know that many cities here out West will be gaining nonstops ...

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western's DC-10 "Spaceships"
Replies: 11
Views: 4133

RE: Western's DC-10 "Spaceships"

Man, things have changed. It's kinda boring now, just thinking back in the 80's how the airlines were. But that's a whole 'nother topic...  Big thumbs up

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western's DC-10 "Spaceships"
Replies: 11
Views: 4133

Western's DC-10 "Spaceships"

What was the purpose of this name, Spaceship, fixed on the nose of their DC10's? I assume it was because back then, the DC-10 had a spaceship quality compared to the other planes....or somthing. I don't know....does anybody know?

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United, And Ammenities Kits...
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

RE: United, And Ammenities Kits...

Good enough...thanks guys.

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by SJCguy
Mon Jun 23, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United, And Ammenities Kits...
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

United, And Ammenities Kits...

In coach, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and the like, does <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> give out ammenities kits to passengers? I've neve...

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by SJCguy
Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youngest Airline To Be A Launch Customer
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

RE: Youngest Airline To Be A Launch Customer

I'd say JetBlue with their Embraer order...

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by SJCguy
Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's A300 Fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 4815

RE: American's A300 Fleet

I guess it just baffles me how some airlines have such a variant of fleet types. Why not cut the A300 and use the 763 or 777? The 300 has to be an expensive guy to maintain and whatnot. What is so special about the A300 that they use it solely on those Carribbean and Miami flights? I'm not being sar...

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by SJCguy
Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's A300 Fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 4815

American's A300 Fleet

How much longer does <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> plan on keeping the A300 fleet around. It just seems overdue for retirement, only because <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> got rid of theirs long...

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by SJCguy
Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: £30 For A Concorde Safety Card
Replies: 8
Views: 10370

RE: £30 For A Concorde Safety Card

I have a British Concorde safety card that I'm not parting with, sorry!  Sad

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by SJCguy
Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

RE: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?

I'd say we are use to any type of pun people have to offer us, especially on this forum. Southwest is the butt of a lot of airline jokes, always have been. But it's just like the little girl who bullyrags the little boy, it's not because she really doesn't like him, it's because she secretly really ...

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 19, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luftwaffe A310 Parked At SJC?
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

Luftwaffe A310 Parked At SJC?

Does anybody know the details as to why this aircraft is here at, of all places, <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The duration of the stay and cities goin...

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 19, 2003 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No AA LuxuryLiners -- Still No Answer
Replies: 22
Views: 4089

RE: No AA LuxuryLiners -- Still No Answer

I personally think it's because their customer complaints have gone up. Pax see the decals, raise their expectations of the flight, are completely let down, and complain as to why?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Nobody flies "luxury jets", especially nowadays. SJCguy

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

RE: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?

737doctor- Thanks for sharing those stories. I believe that most of us at <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym>, including myself, are hopeful for all the majors that have been suffering. I don't have hard feelings towards them, I have no reason to, but I feel like there are hard feelings toward...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

RE: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?

I will admit we do things fast. I'll also admit that other airlines do things slow. Just today, 2 of our planes were cleared to back taxi past an American MD80 who was taxiing at walking speed. Both of our jets had back-taxiied, flipped a 360 at the end of the runway and were both airborne beginning...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

RE: US Carriers Bitter Towards Southwest?

Funny this is brought up. I'm usually up in the jetway after loading the planes, greeting passengers as they board. We had a flight attendant from another major carrier making her way down the jetway, and myself and the Captain greeted her. She didn't say a word and proceeded onto the plane with a s...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Announcement Tomorrow: New A380 Customer?
Replies: 10
Views: 5333

RE: Airbus Announcement Tomorrow: New A380 Custome

I vote for EVA Air...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737NGs To Get Winglets
Replies: 27
Views: 9611

Brons-

I don't think you have been paying close attention to Southwest's "growth" these past couple years. We haven't been opening up stations. We have been connecting the dots, opening many long haul flights; <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acrony...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737NGs To Get Winglets
Replies: 27
Views: 9611

RE: Southwest 737NGs To Get Winglets

Our Management has said themselves that we expect to be an entire 73G fleet by 2011.....but who knows until that date gets closer.

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 17, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest's A330, Delivery July 7?
Replies: 22
Views: 4414

Northwest's A330, Delivery July 7?

I apologize beforehand if this topic has been discussed, but I'm under the impression that <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is recieving an A330 on July 7?? Also, when they do start service with this aircraft, what routes are they planning on doing with it? Domestic, Internatio...

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by SJCguy
Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Silver Livery, Any Left?
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

USAir Silver Livery, Any Left?

Out west, we see more of the Airbuses of USAirways, but I was wondering if and how many of their planes are still in that gorgeous silver livery? I noticed while flying thru <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> a few months ago, there were a few ...

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by SJCguy
Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When I Was A Kid, I Thought This About Airlines...
Replies: 54
Views: 5994

RE: When I Was A Kid, I Thought This About Airline

When I was a kid, I never new if adults were being serious or being jokers.

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Booking Online, Ordering Special Meals.
Replies: 2
Views: 2423

Booking Online, Ordering Special Meals.

On the shuttle to the parking lot tonight after work, I overheard some <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> pax who were talking about the food they had on their flight from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acrony...

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's 'Shamu One'
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

RE: WN's 'Shamu One'

You wont see our Shamu -500's painted in the new colors anytime soon.  Sad

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Everyone Want To Work For An Airline
Replies: 17
Views: 7615

RE: Why Does Everyone Want To Work For An Airline

I'm a ramp supervisor for Southwest Airlines, and love everything about my job, besides burning my hand on the engine cowlings!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> I started with the company 5 years ago, and have never met a more loving group of people in m...

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing My Seats On A United Reservation.
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Changing My Seats On A United Reservation.

I recently purchased United tickets thru Travelocity.com. When the seat map came up, there were only 5 seats left on the entire plane (this was about 3 weeks ago). I'm traveling in July. I was wondering, in the case of these discount sites, if United itself only allows a certain amount of seats for ...

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any New Carriers Looking To Open At SJC?
Replies: 3
Views: 4418

Any New Carriers Looking To Open At SJC?

We had some welcome additions in the last year, ATA and Frontier. Are any other airlines talking about opening up shop here at <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>? I guess this is just a "wishfull" thinking post! Any ide...

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern To Offer Free Flights For Life...
Replies: 0
Views: 4336

China Southern To Offer Free Flights For Life...

...if you find the cure for SARS.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> C. Southern says their loads are down around the tune of 85% from this time last year due to the epidemic. By the way, I wonder if that's positive space?  <img src="/discussions/graphic...

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by SJCguy
Sat Jun 07, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To Acquire Concorde...what Happened?
Replies: 28
Views: 3951

RE: Virgin To Acquire Concorde...what Happened?

Ok, that explains a lot CedarJet, thanks! Too bad though...

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by SJCguy
Sat Jun 07, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To Acquire Concorde...what Happened?
Replies: 28
Views: 3951

Virgin To Acquire Concorde...what Happened?

I heard Richard Bronson himself say on Fox News that they will be taking the Concordes come September...what happened to that?

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by SJCguy
Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines At SJC, Where'd They All Go?
Replies: 5
Views: 3707

Good Question!

I've been wondering this myself. We did have the BAX DC8 yesterday fly out...but the Express.net A300 hasn't been here in a long time. Anybody know?

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions Regarding UA's Worldwide 777's...
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Questions Regarding UA's Worldwide 777's...

I'm flying to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> via <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> this July and have noticed on their website they have 3...

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name Under Captain's Window On FE DC10's?
Replies: 3
Views: 2308

Name Under Captain's Window On FE DC10's?

Lately, I've been driving up to those enormous DC-10's belonging to FedEx, and have notice names under the captains window. Joel and Molly were in tonight. Who do the names belong to?

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by SJCguy
Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Website That Shows Tail Numbers Of Past Flights?
Replies: 3
Views: 4679

Website That Shows Tail Numbers Of Past Flights?

I know it's out there, but I made a mistake and didn't add it to my favorites. Does anybody know the address to this site?

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 Out Of SJC, Why Overnighting?
Replies: 1
Views: 3973

AA 777 Out Of SJC, Why Overnighting?

I hear <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cut a number of flights to and from <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> due to SARS, from <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJ<ac...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Be In The New A Terminal At SEA?
Replies: 7
Views: 6972

Who Will Be In The New A Terminal At SEA?

If you don't know, please don't post a guess...but does anybody know for sure? I've heard from <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> employees up at <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> that <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (U...

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by SJCguy
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Any WN -500's Been Repainted?
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

RE: Why Haven't Any WN -500's Been Repainted?

Yeah, there's only 1 of our 200's in the new paint, and it wasn't a mistake like everybody was saying. It was done because it needed it terribly. No other reason.

As for the -500's, it's because they haven't reached their D yet. I asked that same question at our 737 mechanical class.

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by SJCguy
Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA A319, How Is It?
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

RE: NWA A319, How Is It?

I use to commute regularly on NW206 between <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> and <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> when they had that flight, Gawd I miss i...

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by SJCguy
Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rear Windows In Airbus Widebodies Curve Upwards?
Replies: 7
Views: 3656

Rear Windows In Airbus Widebodies Curve Upwards?

Why is this, on the A340, A330, A310 and A300 the windows in the back curve upward. Does the floor inside curve up as well? I've flown in an A340 and didn't notice it at all.

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by SJCguy
Fri May 30, 2003 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's NRT-SFO Route Downgraded To DC10
Replies: 28
Views: 5447

RE: NW's NRT-SFO Route Downgraded To DC10

According to NW's website, they're only operating the -10 from SFO from June 06 to June 30, why for only that month?

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by SJCguy
Thu May 29, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "757 Luxury Jet"....where'd It Go?
Replies: 10
Views: 6738

"757 Luxury Jet"....where'd It Go?

I've noticed that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is peelin' off those decals on the front of their 757s. What's up with that? Don't tell me it's a cost cutting measure. My belief is that passengers see that decal, therefore expectations go up, and so do complaints. Am I close?...

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by SJCguy
Wed May 28, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs At LHR, How Long Does It Take?
Replies: 13
Views: 8394

RE: Customs At LHR, How Long Does It Take?

I'm not "connecting" persay, I bought 2 seperate round trip tickets, one on United and one of Air France. So in essence, my final destination, as far as they're concerened, is Heathrow. Thanks for the help you guys!

SJCguy

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by SJCguy
Wed May 28, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs At LHR, How Long Does It Take?
Replies: 13
Views: 8394

Customs At LHR, How Long Does It Take?

I'm going to be flying into <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> in mid-July, arriving at 625am their time. I'm wondering how long I should expect to do this process seeing that I have a connection on Air France at 9am. I'm assuming I'll have more than enough...

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by SJCguy
Wed May 28, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What To Expect On My United SFO-LHR Flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 6226

RE: What To Expect On My United SFO-LHR Flight?

I had the option of non-reving on Virgin for $59.00 round trip, but I think it's a little risky trying to do that in mid-July. Best of luck to you though! Ugh, I haven't bought an airline ticket in years! Oh well, it feels good that I KNOW I have a seat on this flight, as does my girlfriend. $580.00...

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by SJCguy
Sun May 25, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?
Replies: 55
Views: 5792

RE: How Does Southwest Pull A Profit?

Hey UAL- It's UA, not UAL. Watch out though, pretty soon it's gonna be UAGone!  Sad

SJCguy

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by SJCguy
Sun May 25, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What To Expect On My United SFO-LHR Flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 6226

What To Expect On My United SFO-LHR Flight?

I'm heading out on July 11th and coming back on July 24th. What should I expect on these flights, or should I say, what not to expect?

SJCguy

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